The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved 'a totally new conception of what human life was for'. Elaborating on that claim, H. D. F. Kitto explores the life, culture and history of classical Greece.
With a new foreword by Edith Hall
'Two things give Kitto's classic book its enduring freshness: he pioneered the approach to Greek drama through internal artistry and thematic form, and he always wrote in lively and readable English.' - Oliver read more
This volume contains three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles, widely regarded since antiquity as the greatest of all the tragic poets. The vivid translations, which combine elegance and modernity, are remarkable for their lucidity and accu read more
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